Paul Scott

Paul Scott is an associate professor of French at the University of Kansas and affiliate faculty of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. He has spent several years in Paris, Clermont-Ferrand, and Burgundy and spends four months of every year in Paris.

The 7 Lives of Léa

Alluring but Potentially Deadly

May 11, 2022 | By Paul Scott | Film

The 7 Lives of Léa, a difficult-to-categorize French TV series recently released on Netflix, deals uncompromisingly with racism, sexism, ageism, domestic violence, body-shaming and sexuality. The heroine, Léa, wakes up on seven consecutive mornings in the body of a different … Read More

Into the Night

Timely Apocalyptic Drama

March 3, 2021 | By Paul Scott | Film

Flying has never been the same since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. That, together with decreasing seat sizes and the multiplication of extra fees, has taken the romance out of traveling. Like all thrillers, the TV series Into the Night … Read More


Madame Giannini, C’est Moi!

July 8, 2020 | By Paul Scott | Film

In the 2019 French Netflix show Mythomaniac (Mytho in the original French), creator Fabrice Gobert, who brought us the neo-zombies of Les Revenants, focuses on the zombification of contemporary suburban lifestyles. Most horror takes place in suburbia, as if to … Read More

Ad Vitam

Happily Ever After?

May 27, 2020 | By Paul Scott | Film

In the 1980s, a chance discovery revealed that a species of small jellyfish, Turritopsis dohrnii, which self-regenerates and never reaches maturity, is biologically immortal. This process is currently being studied by many groups of scientists around the world with a … Read More